Scott’s creativity has led him to intuitively create and understand motion picture storytelling as it relates to the human condition.
Scott McCullough is best known as a director/dp for high-end commercials and music videos, McCullough’s most notable for working with Prince, Paul Newman, NASCAR, Ford, GM, Budweiser, Pepsi, Kubota, Target and many more Fortune 500 clients with top ad agencies such as Leo Burnett, Doner, DDB, Team Detroit, Martin Williams, Deutsch, J. Walter Thompson and many more top-tier creative agencies.
McCullough has several feature films in active development as the director for “The Mission” (12MM), the Vietnam PTSD film with Martin Sheen “Captain For Dark Mornings”(20MM), “No Cops With Wedding Rings”(5MM), 26 Floors (16MM), and writer on the Sublime biopic “What I Got" 8MM). Television projects include creator/director for the veteran - based dramatic series “Spent Rounds” and “Holiday Motel”.
McCullough was the creator, writer and director for R.J. Reynolds Thunder Theater 70mm NASCAR experience film 100% and No Bull-billed as the world’s largest mobile theater and first of it’s kind in 70MM.
He also had directed/shot dozens of projects for Prince at one of his most successful times in his career, including the gold RIAA rated (over 1MM in sales) projects “Gett Off”, “Diamonds and Pearls” and “Sexy M.F” home videos - and over a dozen live concerts and other projects amassing the most credits with Prince from “Graffiti Bridge” to several documentaries yet to be released.
Art and design have been an influence from a young age. Architecture was a goal, but my inspiration went to motion pictures and was able to work with Prince for three years as his cinematographer and director on what I think might be the most credits of a filmmaker with Prince.
My company, Edge of Reason is a creative content and production entity. I serve as a director, writer, DP, and editor. I also work as a freelancer in the commercial world on many genres.
Finding ways to tell stories in new and exciting ways - not falling into cliche or tropes. Creating art, music, buildings and pictures needs to start with the question "has this been done before?"
Fresh perspectives and fresh ideas in conversation can be considered this. Writing and expression should always challenge the thought and behavior.
My process includes pre-visualization...conceptualization and methodic planning. Also the ability to intuitively create and understand motion picture storytelling as it relates to the human condition and the project being presented.
Creating the "soup" - as I call it. When it's all working and in the moment magic is happening.
This project was produced in under 2 hours and less than $100 USD. To win an award among those entrants with what some seem like 1000 times or more our cost is a great achievement - I wonder if those "others" could pull the same thing off! I have worked the major projects with multi-million dollar budgets too, so the challenge is to create without resources. This was how "Worth The Journey" was done.
I have heard of MUSE and it's dedication to creative arts. The European market is one that is not often explored and it is the perfect time to do so.
This project literally had no challenges.
I have won over 100 awards, including Cannes. It's helpful for those around that work with you to be confident to be where the final project will be at a certain level.
Always exciting, the people are creative and inspirational, and fulfillment of that creative hunger.
USA is on the forefront of technology and filmmaking. It's encouraging and important to explore other cultures and styles too.
More direct to consumer advertising and specific targeting to demographics.
It's extremely competitive, so be open to other disciplines within the industry.
It's all out there. Tenacity is the best resource.
Edge of Reason is an award-winning creative agency based in the United States.